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Jehovah thee we glorify

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1 Jehovah, you we glorify,
Almighty Ruler throned on high!
O let your Word
Through all the earth be heard.
Holy, holy, holy are you, O Lord!

2 With gentle care you tend your flock;
Your Church, firm-founded on the Rock,
No powers dismay
Until your dreadful day
Holy, holy, holy are you, O Lord!

3 Christ's lordship to all men reveal.
All nations, at his naming, kneel.
All saints, upraise
Your song of loving praise:
Holy, holy, holy are you, O Lord!

4 Around your throne the countless throng
At last in triumph swell the song
While cherubim
Reply to seraphim:
Holy, holy, holy are you, O Lord!

Source: Worship Supplement #771

Author: Johan Olaf Wallin

Johan Olaf Wallin was born at Stora Tuna, in 1779, and early displayed his poetical powers. In 1805, and again in 1809, he gained the chief prize for poetry at Upsala. In the latter year he became pastor at Solna; here his ability as a preacher was so striking that he was transferred to Stockholm, in 1815, as "pastor primarius," a title for which we have no exact equivalent. In 1818 he was made Dean of Westeras, and set about the task of editing a revised hymn-book for the whole of Sweden. This task he completed in 1819, and published it as, Den Swenska Psalmboken, af Konungen gillad och stadfästad (The Swedish hymn-book, approved and confirmed by the King). To it he contributed some 150 hymns of his own, besides translations and recasting… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jehovah thee we glorify
Author: Johan Olaf Wallin

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Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #488

Hymns for Divine Worship in Churches and Sunday Schools and at Various Occasions #d68

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #316

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #316

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d246

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Worship Supplement #771

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